First of all, we would like to thank Ambassadors Ertugrul Apakan and Heidi Tagliavini for reporting on the current efforts to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
The sharp aggravation of the situation in southeastern Ukraine is extremely alarming, and it jeopardises the peace process. The Ukrainian army has resumed large-scale bombardment of Donetsk, Gorlovka and other Donbass cities. Yesterday, 30 people, including children, were killed in Gorlovka as a result of Ukrainian air strikes. Today, an artillery shell hit a bus stop in central Donetsk, killing two and seriously injuring 11 people. We would like to note that regular units of the Ukrainian army are shelling residential areas in central Donetsk and some infrastructure facilities.